How do You Get Rid of Bed Bugs in Your Carpet?
Steam is the best way to get rid of bed bugs in your carpet, best performed by a professional exterminator or carpet company!
The following steps help get rid of bed bugs in carpet:
- Always use a vacuum with a bag to safely remove the vacuumed contents.
- Consider spreading diatomaceous earth on the areas you vacuum.
- Thoroughly vacuum the area, going over each spot 2-3 times.
- Repeat steps 1-3 as much as you wish.
- If possible, remove the vacuum cleaner bag outside. Dispose of properly.
- As an extra precaution, have the carpet steam-cleaned or shampooed.
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Cleaning Process for Bed Bugs
If you have a bed bug problem, you probably are wanting every square inch of your property thoroughly cleaned. Bed bugs may prefer bedding, mattresses, and upholstered furniture, but they will definitely get on or in your carpet as well! Thankfully, the bed bugs tend to stay close to the surface, making it easy to vacuum them up. These measures can certainly reduce the amount of bed bugs in your home, but it’s important to practice caution so as not to spread the bed bugs. It’s always best to enlist the help of a professional in any case.
Carpet Beetles or Bed Bugs on Rugs
When you see a tiny bug on your carpet, is it a bed bug or carpet beetle? It’s important to learn the differences between bed bugs and carpet beetles, which is best done by looking at their appearance. In the larval stage, carpet beetles look like fuzzy miniature caterpillars, while bed bugs look like longer worms. Also, bed bugs and carpet beetles exhibit much different behaviors. Regardless, it’s important to thoroughly clean your carpet to get rid of all types of bugs!
Should Carpets be Professionally Cleaned for Bed Bugs?
If you received professional heat or steam treatment, your carpets are likely fine. Regardless, it can bring you peace of mind to get your carpets or rugs professionally cleaned or steamed after an infestation! High temperature kills all cycles of life in bed bugs.